Web site promises convenient access to school data

Report cards on the performance of public schools are about to go up on the Internet, where anyone with a computer can check them out.

Federal, state and private education leaders launched SchoolResults.org, promising unprecedented access to information about public school performance.

It will serve as a clearinghouse for new state report cards on education, including data broken down by school district and school building.

Under a new federal law, states must report a range of data, including teacher qualifications and achievement among all major groups of students.

The Web site is designed to present the information in a convenient and uniform way, so parents and policy-makers can make comparisons across districts and track student progress.

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